North West Island declaration of Special Activity Area (Sharks)
- 22 October 2021 to 14 September 2023
- 15 October 2021 3:52pm
- 14 September 2022 10:26am
This alert applies to the following park:
- Capricornia Cays National ParkGladstone
A new Special Activity Area has been declared at North West Island, Capricornia Cays National Park in accordance with Section 128 of the Marine Parks Regulation 2017.
This applies to the area surrounding North West Island on North West Island Reef to reduce the risk of humans interacting with sharks. Within the special activity area shown on the map (https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/capricornia-cays/maps-resources)
You must not:
- attract sharks by any means or methods to have a close interaction
- process fish product
- dump fish scraps
- clean fish processing equipment.
Penalties may apply if you do any of these activities without prior permission or agreement under Section 132 of the Marine Parks Regulation 2017.
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